the crimes of george lucas ('90s on)

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i dont remember anyone saying THAT xp

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

hahahahah oh man

Bizarro Morbius (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

shoudve been this: probably the biggest for me, fuckign with the original movies and then getting rid of the negatives (allegedly)

Bizarro Morbius (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

fart jokes in episode 1

kiddie rabies: attacked by brats (latebloomer), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

hahaha that is totally the highlight of my day so far

nabisco, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

is that his pitch for a campus sex comedy?

velko, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

btw if anyone wants some campus utility data hit me up yo

Bizarro Morbius (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

what drove me NUTS is how he passive-aggressively included the real movie as a "special feature" on the dvd release but not the anamorphic version. SUCH a bitch move.

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

i am giggling like crazy at shakey's c&p gaffe

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

especially, "^^^this, far and away."

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

I don't think we can accurately judge Lucas' output without individual building meter data!

Mariela Ure (jeff), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

the demuppetification of yoda.

For other uses, see Cornhole (disambiguation). (Oilyrags), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

hahaha the best was the 5 seconds before i realized what happened

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

i thought it was some obscure nugget about lucasfilm's data output and how that proved the originals didn't exist any more or something

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

hahaha the best was the 5 seconds before i realized what happened

Agreed. I was just "...wait, what?"

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

i think the china-town sounding trade federation dudes said something like that in ep 1

goole, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah i was like

kiddie rabies: attacked by brats (latebloomer), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

Co-incidentally, someone was here to read the meter this morning.

Gark M (snoball), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

does anyone have a cite to the real individual building meter data from Ep. 2? is that on the DVD?

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Begun this data scrub has."

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

i am dying at my desk here

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

promising to make "small, personal" films only to immediately return to raping our childhoods with his big cgi dick

da croupier, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

no matter how much i do like spielberg, i downgrade him for pulling a few of these lucas-style moves in his career, too.

"he said...all things passantino the night" (omar little), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

totally... ET gun/walkie thing

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

also to answer the thread question

http://www.ketzer.com/movie_props_replicas/pepsi_watto.jpg

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

i've never forgiven george lucas for starting yourprops.com

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

cannot BELIEVE lucas tried to make us get individual building meter data

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

i was talking about the baseball hat

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

if i made a thread called "the crimes of hitler" i dont think anyone would complain that it shouldnt be in plural because his crime is "the holocaust"

well if the point of the thread was to start a poll over what was specifically the worst of his crimes, people might

da croupier, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

The rest of us just get a yourprops.com logo placeholder.

the sideburns are album-specific (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

i think the china-town sounding trade federation dudes said something like that in ep 1

^^ this, far and away -- if you can't get individual building utility data out of the application, how are we supposed to verify savings?

oh no I mean: the prequels had maybe a bit much of sorta ethnic-typed aliens, which I think we've discussed plenty before

nabisco, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watto

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

lucas and spielberg represent a lot of people in hollywood who apparently think the audience just can't handle moderately edgy shit anymore.

"he said...all things passantino the night" (omar little), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

well if the point of the thread was to start a poll over what was specifically the worst of his crimes, people might

― da croupier, Wednesday, July 15, 2009 1:54 PM (47 seconds ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

let us not split hairs and have this dumb argument, everyone knows what i meant. can we just keep laughing about the meter thing

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

i have GONE OFF about this before, but what really drives me nuts is that the basic scenario laid out in the prequels is really interesting! but they are still horrible. it's like someone made three really horrible movies out a great novel about a despot's rise to power. except there's no such novel. it's the weirdest thing.

xp yes wtf how can u introduce the idea of SLAVERY in the universe and then not address it ever again

goole, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

lucas and spielberg represent a lot of people in hollywood who apparently think the audience just can't handle moderately edgy shit anymore.

― "he said...all things passantino the night" (omar little), Wednesday, July 15, 2009 1:55 PM (20 seconds ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

and yet you see a transformer's balls in TF2 :(

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

not splitting hairs, slocki, the observation wasn't earnest

da croupier, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

gotcha

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

balls are funny lol : D

"he said...all things passantino the night" (omar little), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

nb I am usually less morally "offended" by ethnic-type aliens (though there's maybe a bit of that with Watto or JarJar) and more just aesthetically offended, like ... please actually make up a fucking alien from your head and not just animate some CGI Central Casting Stock Mildly Offense Ethnic Archetype shit

nabisco, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

knowing what little i do know about producers via my limited interaction w/them, i can say that they're mostly total retards who get bored by difficult films like 'heat' and 'the departed'

"he said...all things passantino the night" (omar little), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah i think that's why everyone hated them nabisco

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

so a couple of giant nuts swinging to and fro onscreen would naturally be the most hilarious thing imaginable to them xp

"he said...all things passantino the night" (omar little), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 17:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

adding a candy-ass scream to luke's climactic fall in Empire so that his suicidal rejection of darth becomes "OH SHIT, I SLIPPED!"

da croupier, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 18:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

maybe he was just psyched to be getting away from his freak dad

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 18:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

han solo stepping on tiny jabba's tail in episode iv

da croupier, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 18:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

i have GONE OFF about this before, but what really drives me nuts is that the basic scenario laid out in the prequels is really interesting! but they are still horrible. it's like someone made three really horrible movies out a great novel about a despot's rise to power. except there's no such novel. it's the weirdest thing.

^

kiddie rabies: attacked by brats (latebloomer), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 18:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

to be fair, swinging close-up IMAX testicles would be marginally funny for 30 seconds or so, and will probably feature in a Baron-Cohen movie at some point

nabisco, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 18:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

making people call star wars "episode IV: A New Hope"

da croupier, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 18:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

^^^^^^^^^^

that, too me is the greatest crime

kiddie rabies: attacked by brats (latebloomer), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 18:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

ha, re that story conversation: was rereading chunks of the secret history of star wars yesterday and laughing at how frequently lucas' early conception of the emperor was described as a "nixonian bureaucrat" (not a phrase that makes a whole lot of sense but tevs)--like, i wish!

denies the existence of dark matter (difficult listening hour), Friday, 18 December 2015 15:39 (one year ago) Permalink

do you mean Emperor Cos Dashit?

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 18 December 2015 16:10 (one year ago) Permalink

lol yes i do

denies the existence of dark matter (difficult listening hour), Friday, 18 December 2015 16:11 (one year ago) Permalink

I learned a new term this weekend:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Founder%27s_syndrome

Professor Goodfeels (kingfish), Monday, 21 December 2015 22:02 (one year ago) Permalink

can't argue that

you need new blood, otherwise you end up doing things the exact same way forever while the world rolls on around you

you also run the risk that the people who were so instrumental had one good idea and don't realize you can't work off that forever

μpright mammal (mh), Monday, 21 December 2015 23:10 (one year ago) Permalink

XD

how's life, Saturday, 2 January 2016 21:45 (one year ago) Permalink

Around when episode 1 came out, I saw an interview with Lucas on Canadian TV* where he said he was a monarchist. Anyone remember seeing this? I can't find it online. (*note: around 40% of Canadian TV is from the US so I don't know where it came from.)

aaaaablnnn (abanana), Sunday, 3 January 2016 02:55 (one year ago) Permalink

what if it was a weird canada-only interview where he misunderstood the relationship to the queen and was trying to ingratiate himself

μpright mammal (mh), Sunday, 3 January 2016 03:17 (one year ago) Permalink

"Mm." - George Lucas

Some Pizza Grudge From Twenty Years Ago (Old Lunch), Monday, 4 January 2016 16:28 (one year ago) Permalink

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glandular lansbury (sic), Monday, 4 January 2016 21:55 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

thinking about jedis and luke: how lame is it that for the prequels, apart from all the other blandifications of the jedi (huge centralized bureaucracy rather than a bunch of independent guardians of peace and justice, etc etc), he insisted on giving them all obi-wan's desert robes from the first film, rather than luke's BADASS black outfit from ROTJ? it had always just been obvious to me: the jedi are returning, and this is what they wear. vader's look is like a corrupted jedi outfit, dark side, cool. ugggghghhhhhhhhh.

yellow is the color of some raisins (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 12:33 (one month ago) Permalink

Good point, but Yoda wore beige robes in the OT as well. It's inconsistent.

how's life, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 15:06 (one month ago) Permalink

As did Ghost Anakin (OG version).

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/3S2auEHR4rg/hqdefault.jpg

Luke dresses differently because he is different, at least until he confronts Vader and the Emperor. The first thing we see him do in ROTJ is force-choke one of Jabba's guards, which is decidedly not a light-side thing to do.

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 15:12 (one month ago) Permalink

That black outfit made a big impact on me as a kid (also loved the Luke in black/stormtroopers in white imagery).

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 15:15 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah okay good point with the force ghosts. but still, man, you imagine a world where the jedis are still around, fighting the CLONE WARS, and idk it always seemed more like black-outfit luke being awesome on the ROTJ poster. maybe this is just because of ROTJ's fumbling script failing to establish what luke's actual moral arc is in that film. but i lived for years with a pretty clear, kick-ass vision in my head and then it was just a bunch of sluggish people shuffling around in robes insisting that it was inappropriate for them to do anything or act on any information.

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 15:21 (one month ago) Permalink

the cloak and robes are a jedi order thing, we just don't really see jedi outside the order in any of the prequels because they're such an orthodoxy

that's why the jedi fell, all that restrictive, inflexible orthodoxy that forced them to wear bad clothes

mh, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 16:01 (one month ago) Permalink

We did have at least one non-robed Jedi in the prequels:

http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/23700000/Jedi-Master-star-wars-jedi-23758068-397-500.jpg

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 16:10 (one month ago) Permalink

And this dude dressed more like a Tolkein LARPer

https://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/scale_small/0/8572/338543-ki_adi_mundi.jpg

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 16:15 (one month ago) Permalink

Here we have the Met Gala version of Jedi robes.

https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/14/149056/4448465-barriss+offee.jpg

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 16:16 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Many, many years ago, on this thread, DJP in a previous life said this:

You know, they could have played the Ewoks exactly as they did and no one would have complained if they'd added scenes with them eating the fallen Stormtrooper clones.

― suddenly, everything was dark and smelly (HI DERE), Thursday, July 16, 2009 12:35 PM

And now the dream is true, kinda.

https://io9.gizmodo.com/leia-tries-to-stop-ewoks-from-consuming-human-flesh-in-1819977244

Ned Raggett, Monday, 30 October 2017 18:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

This is glorious.

Marcus Hiles Remains Steadfast About Planting Trees.jpg (DJP), Monday, 30 October 2017 18:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink

seeing this thread revive and its title provoked different thoughts than usual

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 11 November 2017 18:53 (one week ago) Permalink


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